Globalands: Resource-efficient land use – organisation of a global sustainable land use standard

Start:1st of November 2011
End:1st of May 2015
Description:The pressure on land and natural resources is increasing worldwide. While there are many sectoral policies tackling different environmental problems, land use is not regulated in an integrated and overarching way. The discussion on sustainable biofuels and biomass highlights the continued lack of an effective and innovative framework to deal with complex land use issues. With a view to the challenges of future land use policies addressing sustainable natural resources management and socioeconomic aspects, the inter- and transdisciplinary GLOBALANDS project identified relevant international policy options, their synergies and possible implementation paths, and initiated and supported respective processes. GLOBALANDS also identified “windows of opportunity” to strengthen sustainable land use through international policies, based on an extensive screening of the most important international policies - both governmental and non-governmental approaches - with relevant impacts on land use. The project was funded by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Commissioned by: German Federal Environment Agency
Authors involved:Hermann, Andreas
Wolff, Franzsika
Heyen, Dirk Arne
Ecologic Institute,
Knickel, Karlheinz
International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy, (project lead)
Leuphana University, Lüneburg

Publications List


Resource-Efficient Land Use – Towards a Global Sustainable Land Use Standard (GLOBALANDS) - Texte 82/2015
Wolff, F., Heyen, D., Ecologic Institute, International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy, &., 2015